Life wants to live through you.

Write what wants to be written.  When the words are knocking at the door, let them in and write them down.  There is a story that wants to be told, and it’s whispering to you, so you are the one to release it onto the page, to free it from its formlessness. You don’t have to show anyone if you don’t want to.  The value is in writing the words.  Moreover, the act of writing changes the writer, and it may be that impulse that is seeking you out.

Whatever creative urge or impulse you feel, listen.  Be quiet and lean in more closely when a spark of inspiration lights you up from inside and captures your attention.  Follow the ticklish thread of curiosity and see where it leads.  Take your ideas seriously.  Remember that side projects are awesome.

Your body will tell you when you are captivated and engaged.  Feel your heart and breath.  There will be a quickening.  An alertness.  An arousal.  The body tells you this, though the mind and emotions may serve as translators (make sure they’re skillful translators).

Life wants to live through you.  Love wants to express itself through you.  I think that’s why people are drawn to each other:  love recognizes and moves towards its expression in others.  It is drawn to and fascinated by its own reflection because it is curious and wants to learn more about itself.  Like they say, Namaste:  the Divine in me recognizes and bows to the Divine in you.  At our core we are Love, we are Life.  And all the surface variables are simply different expressions of that same essence.

You will forget all this.  That’s ok.  Because it remains true, and because you will remember it again and again.

Be curious.  Savor all of it

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PS: Read The War of Art, by Steven Pressfield, again.